Think you’ve got the voice to make it on “The Voice?” If so, the show is coming to Baltimore next month to hear from you.
An open call for NBC’s popular vocal competition is set for Feb. 15 at the Baltimore Convention Center. Singers who believe they’re ready to at least try out for the big time can go to nbcthevoice.com to register.
Aspirants will need to create an “Artist Profile” on the site, after which they can choose the city in which they’d like to audition (in addition to Baltimore, open calls have been set for Nashville on Jan. 18 and Reno, Nevada, on Jan. 25). One week before the auditions are held, emails will be sent containing an “Audition Pass” that will allow admission to the event.
Singers are asked to come prepared with two songs, and performances will be a cappella only. No background music will be allowed. Adults will need to come to the auditions by themselves; minors are allowed to bring a parent or guardian.
Season 18 of “The Voice,” with celebrity coaches Nick Jonas, Kelly Clarkson, John Legend and Blake Shelton, is scheduled to kick off Feb. 24. Baltimoreans have appeared on the show before; in Season 13, Davon Fleming, who grew up in Park Heights, made it to the semi-finals before being eliminated.